10 Richard Petty Museum
The museum in Randleman houses the racing legend's stock cars.
11 Torry Holt
The Rams' two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver grew up in Gibsonville and was ACC player of the year at N.C. State in 1998.
12 Cameron Indoor Stadium
The South's biggest basketball arena when it opened in 1940, Duke's 9,314-seat gym is now one of the smallest and most antiquated. Yet few venues are as beloved by fans or—thanks to the 2,500-seat student section—as intimidating to opponents. Since 1980 the Blue Devils men's team is 316-54 here.
13 Durham Bulls
The minor league club, made famous by the 1988 movie Bull Durham, played its first game in 1902.
14 Marion Jones
The track star was on UNC's national champion women's basketball team in 1994.
15 RBC Center
The Raleigh arena is home to the NHL Hurricanes, N.C. State basketball and the Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament.
16 Rocky Mount
Jim Thorpe was stripped of two Olympic gold medals he won in 1912, when it was revealed that he had played semipro baseball here.
17 Julius Peppers
The Panthers defensive end is from Bailey and won the Lombardi Award while at North Carolina.
The home of East Carolina University is the state's SI Sportstown for having the best community sports programs.
19 Jerry Stackhouse
The Wizards' two-time All-Star swingman, a UNC alum, is from Kinston.